Lancashire Life Reader photos - Sheep

Herdwick mother & lamb at Ullswater by Andrew Gregory

Herdwick mother & lamb at Ullswater by Andrew Gregory - Credit: Archant

With Chinese New Year just around the corner, we’ve complied a selection of photos from both our readers and photographers alike, to showcase the sheep!

Looking at me by Norman Pascoe

Looking at me by Norman Pascoe - Credit: Archant

Spring by Norman Pascoe

Spring by Norman Pascoe - Credit: Archant

Crossing over by Norman Pascoe

Crossing over by Norman Pascoe - Credit: Archant

Latterbarrow Lambs by Carolyn Parkinson

Latterbarrow Lambs by Carolyn Parkinson - Credit: Archant

The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, Co. Durham. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which

The Teeswater is a breed of sheep from Teesdale, Co. Durham. It is a longwool breed of sheep, which produces the finest of lustre fleece with a fibre diameter of 32 - 36 microns. John Cocks - Credit: Archant

Reflections by Norman Pascoe

Reflections by Norman Pascoe - Credit: Archant

Three Wise Sheep by Alexander Lambrianou

Three Wise Sheep by Alexander Lambrianou - Credit: Archant

A near thing by Norman Pascoe

A near thing by Norman Pascoe - Credit: Archant

We're cold and hungry! by Michael Fotios

We're cold and hungry! by Michael Fotios - Credit: Archant

WESTMORLAND SHOW 2014 - Brian Knowles from Selside, Kendal, showing off his best in class Rough Fell

WESTMORLAND SHOW 2014 - Brian Knowles from Selside, Kendal, showing off his best in class Rough Fell Gimmer Shearling - Credit: Archant

Curious by KAREN TICKLE

Curious by KAREN TICKLE - Credit: Archant

2014 Holker Garden Festival Bob Hogg's Lamb National John Cocks

2014 Holker Garden Festival Bob Hogg's Lamb National John Cocks - Credit: Archant

Lambs near Castlerigg by margaret Pilkington

Lambs near Castlerigg by margaret Pilkington - Credit: Archant

Flock stars

• The sheep is among the animals that Chinese people like most. It is gentle and calm. Since ancient times, people have learned to use its fleece to make writing brushes and skin to keep warm.

• People under the sign of the sheep are tender, polite, filial, clever, and kind-hearted. They have special sensitivity to art and beauty, faith in a certain religion and a special fondness for quiet living. They are wise, gentle and compassionate and can cope with business cautiously and circumspectly.

• But Sheep year people are often worriers who are shy, pessimistic, moody, indecisive, over-sensitive, weak-willed and puzzled about life.